Wolverine and the X-Men #5

Wolverine and the X-Men #5

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Nick Bradshaw Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: February 8, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Feb 8, 2012

    You know when you read a comic book and you absolutely do not want it to end? That's exactly the feeling I got reading this week's release of Wolverine and the X-Men. Aaron is a master of balance. He manages to successfully balance action and adventure and some very serious problems, but all of it takes place at a school. The scene where Beast takes his class on a five hour field trip is phenomenal. Each of the characters are incredibly unique and fun. Aaron writes these characters so that even those with very little panel time (Broo!) really stand out. You can tell Aaron chooses his dialogue and words carefully to construct these kids as interesting individuals. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Feb 8, 2012

    Humor, great story, some limited action, and plot progression. All draft picture perfect. What more can you ask for? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Feb 10, 2012

    This book is one you should be reading. It's only the fifth issue out, so if you're intimidated by the heavy continuity, it's the perfect time to jump on. I promise you won't regret it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Joey Esposito Feb 8, 2012

    As the months go on and my interest drops in various other X-books, I find myself foaming at the mouth waiting for my next dose of Wolverine and the X-Men. If the cliffhanger of this issue is any indication, we've only just begun the madness. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 9, 2012

    I've mentioned before that the first four issues had me split down the middle, with two issues being great and two being poor. As of now, the score is: Great - 3, Poor - 2. On to the next round! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Feb 10, 2012

    While Bachalo still has not returned to art duties, the book continues to match his style and it works very well for the light-hearted tone of the book. And it also works quite well for the serious sections. Nick Bradshaw does a great job capturing the facial expressions on all the emotions Kitty is going through - from exasperation to pain. Bradshaw also continues to pepper the backgrounds with various easter eggs and jokes for the eagle eyed readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Jim Middleton Feb 11, 2012

    Although the art and writing remain great, some bad science and a lame red herring make for some odd creative decisions. I still strongly recommend this book; I just don't think Wolverine and the X-Men #5 is the strongest in the series so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Feb 8, 2012

    Wolverine and the X-Men #6 is a step in the right direction for a book that's meant to anchor a franchise. Let's hope it stays on this track. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 8, 2012

    "Wolverine & The X-Men" #5 is really good, but after last month's issue being fantastic, this issue feels like it's stepped down a notch. Hopefully this is just "middle chapter syndrome" and the next issue will be up to the high bar set previously. There's something nice about a comic where "really good" is a low point. Keep up the good work, all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Rebecca Stein Feb 10, 2012

    It's an issue that does not leave a room to be bored, which is a quality that prove to be both good and not good. The art looks better as the characters have more diversity, and the mood is kept light. All in all, it remains an enjoyable read. Read Full Review

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